Maryland Pastel Society artist opportunities


Lisa Mitchell

Lisa Mitchell

"Natural Forces" by Lisa Mitchell

Lisa Mitchell will be teaching at the Zoll Studio of Fine Art in Lutherville, MD. in September. This is an ongoing class entitled, "Outdoor Classroom, From Plein Air to Studio". Students may select to work in either oil or soft pastel.

Students will learn how to visually interpret the landscape as they create smaller plein air studies at various locations within 10-20 minutes of the Zoll Studio. Students will discover the truth about color, value and temperature relationships within shapes of light and shadow. They will learn how to quickly reveal the essence of the scene before them.

Students will use these plein air works along with photo reference to create larger works in the Zoll Studio classroom when it is no longer feasible to work outdoors due to inclement or cold weather. When working in the studio students will have time to rethink their initial design, make changes to the format, size, medium, etc. Studio time provides a more relaxed setting to experiment with the initial concept for the painting using photos to add detail when needed.

The Zoll Studio is a comfortable and welcoming environment for all levels of artists, both aspiring and professional. If you are interested in working with a cohesive group of painters to better your skills while having a fun time, sign up now! The class size will be limited to 10 students. Fee: $140.00 every 4 weeks. No charge for a “missed” session. Beginning on Sept. 11, the class will meet each Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The first class takes place at the Zoll Studio. Sign up directly through the Zoll Studio of Fine Art, 15 West Aylesbury Road, Timonium, MD. 21093. Phone: (410) 296-0233. Have a question about this class? Contact, Lisa Mitchell, 410-472-0001 or